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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2017, 01:16:17 PM »
I proofread his osmium (tight metal smd pcb) build docs.  Gave him a few suggestions.  It was really good working with him on that.  Indeed, it is very sad news.  RIP Mark.  Prayers and best wishes to his friends and family that he left behind.

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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2017, 01:19:31 PM »
This is very sad news indeed. I always looked forward to his builds, which I could be sure would blow my mind. He was a true inspiration.

my condolences to his family and friends. I'll echo, what the others said. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2017, 01:37:47 PM »
 RIP Chuckbuick  ::)

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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2017, 02:23:13 PM »
Wow, really really sorry to hear this.


Chuck was a really great guy. I'd tried and kept failing to build one of his SMD phasers and he wouldn't give up - kept sending me free parts to try to fix it, wouldn't even let me pay him for shipping. Super nice guy. Just terrible news.
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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2017, 03:28:12 PM »
My condolences to friends and family, indeed very sad news, and a loss to our great community.

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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2017, 09:22:07 PM »
This really sucks, indeed. What a talented man and good person. I really liked his input. His project were fantastic.

Sad, sad news.  :'(

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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #21 on: May 06, 2017, 01:00:52 AM »
Damn, that's fucked up. I've lost two friends over the last year to suicide. Look after your dang selves people.

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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2017, 03:49:15 AM »
RIP Mark.

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« Reply #23 on: May 06, 2017, 04:26:29 AM »
That's a damn shame...

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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2017, 06:21:44 AM »
I got a text from Forrest last night about this and needed a bit of time to process before posting.  The strangest thing was that I thought about him a couple of days ago and was wondering how he was.  This is just awful news.

Other than Brian and Forrest, who I obviously talk to all the time, I may have corresponded the most with Mark.  I never spoke with him on the phone, but we used to email and PM often.   We haven't spoken as much in the last couple of years for whatever reason.  I assumed we both got busy but perhaps there was more going on with him.

I first met Mark back on the BYOC forum.  This was before he got into circuit board design.  He messaged me about a build that I posted.  I ended up sending him some boards for whatever reason and it kicked off some great conversations.  When he started getting into board layout, he asked me to help him look over his first attempts.  Pretty soon, he didn't need any more advice and was kicking out some amazing designs.  I remember him referring to PCB layout as his favorite puzzle game.  Over the years, we both got into the habit of sending PCBs back and forth when we did a layout.  I think he must've sent me a PCB for the first dozen layouts that he did.

My favorite memory of Mark was when he did his first layout with 0402 parts.  It was great.  Because I'm generally a smartass, I said something  along the lines of "well, that's nice and all, but now you have to do one with 0201 parts."  So, of course, that's exactly what Mark did.  Of course, not only did his board work and look great, he also send me a copy along with all of the parts for it.  I built it but never got around to boxing it.  It's always been close to the top of my "I need to box this" list because I wanted him to see that I actually built it.  As stupid as this sounds, this morning as I type this, I really regret not finishing that build.  I'm not sure why, but it really bothers me.

I'm pretty bummed out about this.  Obviously, I wasn't close with Mark outside of the forums, but there was a bond there due to our mutual interest in SMT type building.  I'm sorry that he felt things were so bad that this was his best option.

RIP Mark
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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2017, 08:48:30 AM »
As stupid as this sounds, this morning as I type this, I really regret not finishing that build.  I'm not sure why, but it really bothers me.
It's not stupid at all. Unfinished business with someone who you now can't resolve is heavy stuff. I have unfinished business with a friend that died in 1997, and it still bothers me when I think about it (which unfortunately for me is still about 2-3 times a month).

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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2017, 09:30:46 AM »
Man, this is really terrible news.  I never met Mark but like others was in awe of his talent as a builder and designer. I really wish I would have had the chance to get to know him and my condolences go out to all of his family and friends. RIP Mark.

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« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2017, 07:39:41 PM »
 So sorry to hear this :'(

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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2017, 06:18:59 AM »
Such sad news RIP Mark
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Re: Very sad news
« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2017, 09:25:27 PM »
R.I.P
Another gr8 lost.  :'(
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